Tegan and Sara


#1

Probably a bit of a Marmite band for many. I’m a huge fan. Consistently great albums with pop song after pop song and always good live. Seeing them for maybe the 10th time at The Roundhouse tomorrow. Anyone else got a ticket for their current tour? Anyone else a fan?


#2

I’m going to that gig along with our mutual acquaintance. Really like their take on pop on the last couple of albums.


#3

Just recently got into them. I avoided them for a long time, for no good reason - I just thought they’d not be my kind of music.

I like them a lot - they seem really nice people as well.


#4

I’m off to the gig tomorrow. Never seen them before, so really looking forward to it.


#5

Really looking forward to tomorrow. I saw them at The Koko on the day of the EU referendum. I was and remain heartbroken at the result and unfortunately the memories of their gig became tainted.

As usual I’ll be at the back alone with a drink in my hand. On the off chance I’m recognised, although its been a few years, do say hello. I hope the pair of you have a great gig.


#6

Hopefully this gig will bring better memories! I basically immersed myself in Hammock’s album last year in the wake of the referendum. Was my AOTY but will be forever associated with that feeling…
Will tell K to keep her eyes peeled. She guessed at you the first time I mentioned there was a BMS on the forums maybe a year back so I imagine she would recognise you!


#7

Love them, especially Heartthrob. Going to the gig tomorrow and really looking forward to it.


#8

Heartthrob is probably their best album and not a bad song nor filler on it. I got into them on the back of So Jealous and first saw them at The 100 Club in 2005. If I Was You is a very overlooked album of theirs; some brilliant pop gems on there too.


#9

Really like them. Seeing them tomorrow. Hopefully spending Valentine’s with a few hundred other lesbians might make me feel less alone.


#10

I’m off to see them in Bristol on Wednesday. My first time!


#11

Oh wow, the video for Stop Desire is amazing! One of their best songs as well :slight_smile:


#12

I’ve been a secret fan for years. I still think that The Con is their most complete album. I like some of the new pop stuff on a track-to-track basis, but I can’t listen to either of the last two albums back to back, they’re too full on production-wise maybe.

It seems like they’ve got tighter live? Back in the day you could almost guarantee that they would fuck up a song somewhere in the gig. It was usually charmingly done though.

Their gigs feel like a serious Sapphic social event to an outsider. Great fun.


#13

I hope you guys had as much fun as me. A great set and performance. Their stage banter is always warm and funny. A huge cliché but the audiences always feel their love and appreciation and feed it back. I’ve always loved the crowds at their gigs. I say that as an old cynical misanthropic bastard. Patti Smith gigs/audiences are similar for me in their feel.

Personally, tonight certainly exorcised some of the tainted memories of their gig on The EU referendum night at The Koko.

Anyway, I had fun tonight. I hope you guys did too. If you’re seeing them on this tour you’re in luck.


#14

Yeah, it was great.

Hope they don’t have any gigs scheduled for France in early May though…


#15

Very true. Or any Dutch gigs in mid-March.


#16

Thought it was terrific


#17

Totally agree on the connection between them and the audience. Reminded me of Elbow in that respect. Definitely would see them again when they next tour :slight_smile: